Original 993 GT2 prices have officially reached peak insanity.
If you're watching the air-cooled Porsche 911 market as closely as we are, you'd know prices have been rising at an astronomical rate. The days of the R200000-00 911SC are long gone, and good examples of a standard 964 can reach over A Million Rand. While these prices seem high, nothing can prepare you for how much this ultra-rare 1995 993 GT2 sold for. $2.4 million dollars. Yep.
The 993 was Porsche's last air-cooled generation of the 911, before Porsche decided to start cooling its engines with water in the 996. The automaker built almost 70,000 993s in its five-year production run from 1993-1998. It's considered by some to be the pinnacle of 911 design, and its fantastic driving attributes certainly help its reputation.
The GT2, a hard-core, race-focused version of the already fast 993 Turbo, was produced in extremely tiny numbers. Only around 57 were made, making them one of the rarest 911s to roll off the factory line. They were equipped with the Turbo's air-cooled 3.6 litre flat six, and made 430 horsepower to just the rear wheels. And if you haven't noticed already, the car also came equipped with some serious aero, and bad-ass riveted fender flares.
This particular example is finished in stunning Riviera Blue, adding even more desirability to an already special car. Prospective owners at RM Sotheby's London auction weren't shy about it either, bidding the car all the way up to a staggering £1,848,000, or roughly $2,464,798. That's almost as much as a brand new Bugatti Chiron. For a 20-year-old 911. For context, RM Sotheby's estimated the car to sell somewhere between $1,000,000 and $1,133,000. So it went for, uh, more than double that.
The air-cooled market is something else.